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Health Insurance

High Drug Prices Account for One-Quarter of Patient Insurance Costs

May 23, 2018 - The majority of a patient insurance costs go toward paying for prescription drugs, with high drug prices accounting for 23.2 cents of each dollar spent on an insurance premium, according to a recent analysis from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and research firm Milliman. The analysis of commercial health plan data from between 2014 and 2016 revealed each of the...


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High Patient Financial Responsibility Reduces Positive Outcomes

by Sara Heath

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How Secure Direct Messaging Lowers Out-of-Pocket Patient Costs

by Sara Heath

Better communication through secure direct messaging may be the key to helping patients navigating an increasingly financially rigorous healthcare industry. Patients are facing the surge of high deductible health plans, incurring on them...

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